Throughout Scripture, the family is central to the establishment and passing on of the faith. In the home we find discipleship, mentoring, love, liturgy, worship and faith formation. In family we find the beautiful reality of the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) in the wonder of the birth of other child (mother, father, child). This world is often against the family but God is always for it and His Word supports ministry to the family unit.
Exodus 12:26 And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 27 then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’”
Joshua 4 And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 then you shall let your children know
Joshua 24:15 “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
2 Chronicles 20:13 All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD.
Nehemiah 4:13-14 (ESV) 13 So in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in open places, I stationed the people by their clans, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. 14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”
Psalm 22:27-31 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. 28 For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. 29 To him,[j] indeed, shall all who sleep in[k] the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and I shall live for him. 30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord, 31 and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.
Psalm 145:4 One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
Psalm 78 – The whole chapter
Acts 2: “And they grew household by household…” “They gathered in the temples and in the home, breaking bread and saying prayers.”
Acts 10:2 “He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly”
1Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
2 Timothy 1:5, I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also
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